Masters degrees in Agricultural Microbiology focus specifically on micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and how they affect the cell structure of larger organisms such as plants and livestock. Issues such as pathology and immunology are also explored, in relation to their impact on agricultural practises.
Degrees in this area are mostly laboratory-based MSc courses, though research-based MRes and MPhil courses are also available at some institutions. Entry requirements may include a relevant undergraduate degree (in an Agriculture, or Biology subject).
Postgraduate study of Microbiological Agriculture encourages you to explore issues such as: diagnosing, treating and preventing disease in plants and livestock; the beneficial use of microbes in soil and pesticide to increase crop health; the benefits of introducing microbes to food to improve human health, such as probiotics in dairy products, yeast in bread, and so on.
Agricultural microbiologists undertake very varied roles, from research positions within governing bodies and agencies, to quality control roles monitoring the manufacturing processes of products such as medicines and food.
Your understanding of microbiology could also be used in further PhD research. Important topics include the role of microbes in the environmental impact of agricultural and in climate change analysis.
The Rome Business School’s Master in Agribusiness Management is the ideal academic course for professionals seeking a world-class degree programme in these disciplines, leading to a successful global career in the agro network field (production, seed and crop, harvest and stock in agriculture, market of commodities, food supply chain, food and wine business).
With the Rome Business School’s international perspective, the programme offers a unique learning experience and a global professional exposure, enabling participants to study in one of the best cities of the world or online. The programme’s quality teaching and networking services all contribute to make it the perfect fit for anyone who is looking to rise to the top in the world of farming, food production, or in the start-up agribusiness system.
In particular, on completing the programme, participants will be able to:
- Understand the characteristics and trends of the agri-food market and the role played by the farmers, industrialists, and their representatives in the organizations.
- Recognize the intersection of agribusiness with other areas of economic and social concern, such as economic development and new ways of production and business diversification (organic farming, biofuel, biogas, circular economy, etc…).
- Identify and manage the characteristics of the main food businesses and develop effective managerial strategies.
- Develop a comprehensive business plan for agri-food corporations.
- Utilize the most advanced marketing techniques to promote businesses and organizations.
- Manage the financial dimensions related to agricultural activities.
- Understand and utilize project management techniques for agricultural businesses.
- Manage the agri-food supply chain.
- Learn about the start-up ecosystem related to agribusiness.
- Master the use of new technologies within farmer or industrialist organizations and the most advanced production tools and channel.
- Learn about the international organizations operating in the agribusiness sector and the international policies and support linked to this economic sector.
- Meet farmers or food producers that changed their companies by taking new and radical approaches.
The Rome Business School’s Master’s Degree in Agribusiness Management is structured in:
- 6 months of Lectures + Additional Activities
- 6 months of project work
- Company visits